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Last updated 27 February 2021

Listing entries including Friday 26th February 2021


EpisodeBroadcast  Viewers Share Pos
Listen Thu 31 Dec 2020 11:05am  EST    
Time Heist Thu 31 Dec 2020 12:05pm  EST    
Heaven Sent Thu 31 Dec 2020 1:05pm  EST    
The Girl in the Fireplace Thu 31 Dec 2020 2:10pm  EST    
Blink Thu 31 Dec 2020 3:14pm  EST    
Silence in the Library Thu 31 Dec 2020 4:15pm  EST    
Forest of the Dead Thu 31 Dec 2020 5:15pm  EST    
Amy's Choice Thu 31 Dec 2020 6:15pm  EST    
Vincent and the Doctor Thu 31 Dec 2020 7:18pm  EST    
The Day of The Doctor Thu 31 Dec 2020 8:20pm  EST    
The Time of the Doctor Thu 31 Dec 2020 10:00pm  EST    
The End of Time: Bonus Edition Thu 31 Dec 2020 11:20pm  EST    
The Time of the Doctor Fri 1 Jan 2021 2:20am  EST    
Rose Fri 1 Jan 2021 3:40am  EST    
Arachnids In The UK Fri 1 Jan 2021 4:50am  EST    
The Woman Who Fell to Earth Fri 1 Jan 2021 6:00am  EST    
Demons Of The Punjab Fri 1 Jan 2021 7:30am  EST    
Kerblam! Fri 1 Jan 2021 8:36am  EST    
Spyfall: Part One Fri 1 Jan 2021 9:41am  EST    
Spyfall: Part Two Fri 1 Jan 2021 11:08am  EST    
Nikola Tesla's Night of Terror Fri 1 Jan 2021 12:34pm  EST    
Fugitive of the Judoon Fri 1 Jan 2021 1:45pm  EST    
Can You Hear Me? Fri 1 Jan 2021 2:56pm  EST    
The Haunting Of Villa Diodati Fri 1 Jan 2021 4:06pm  EST    
Ascension of the Cybermen Fri 1 Jan 2021 5:16pm  EST    
The Timeless Children Fri 1 Jan 2021 6:27pm  EST    
Revolution of the Daleks Fri 1 Jan 2021 8:00pm  EST    Premiere
Resolution Fri 1 Jan 2021 9:48pm  EST    
Can You Hear Me? Fri 1 Jan 2021 11:13pm  EST    
The Haunting Of Villa Diodati Sat 2 Jan 2021 12:23am  EST    
Ascension of the Cybermen Sat 2 Jan 2021 1:34am  EST    
The Timeless Children Sat 2 Jan 2021 2:44am  EST    
Revolution of the Daleks Sat 2 Jan 2021 4:17am  EST    
Revolution of the Daleks Tue 5 Jan 2021 4:17am  EST    
The Woman Who Fell to Earth Thu 28 Jan 2021 4:30am  EST    
Deep Breath Mon 1 Feb 2021 4:30am  EST    
The Waters of Mars Tue 16 Feb 2021 4:30am  EST    
Voyage of the Damned Fri 19 Feb 2021 4:30am  EST    
The Woman Who Fell to Earth Fri 26 Feb 2021 4:30am  EST    
Deep Breath Wed 3 Mar 2021 3:15am  EST    
Into the Dalek Wed 3 Mar 2021 4:55am  EST    
Orphan 55 Mon 8 Mar 2021 3:45am  EST    
Can You Hear Me? Mon 8 Mar 2021 4:51am  EST    

Notes


A breakdown of the different types of rating figures found for US Television. We show the total viewer figure and the mosrt commonly used Nielsen A18-49 chart position.

 

Rating: Ratings are essentially percentages, measuring the portion of a given group — be it households, adults 18-49 or women 25-54 — watching a given show. Adults 18-49 is the primary demographic by which ad rates are set for entertainment programming, so it's the most commonly reported (one point in that demo equals 1.28 million people). So a 2.0 rating for The Masked Singer means that 2 percent of people in that age range, roughly 2.56 million people, watched the show.

Share: The percentage of a given group who are watching TV at that time and are tuned into a given program. Wednesday's Masked Singer had a 10 share in adults 18-49 (10 percent of adults under 50, who had their TVs on at that hour, watched it). It's typically written as "rating/share," so 2.0/10 for The Masked Singer.

Total viewers: Pretty self-explanatory — the average number of people watching a program in any given minute while it airs.

Overnight metered market ratings: These are the first ratings released each morning — or they were, anyway, until Oct. 3. Nielsen is planning to include out-of-home viewing in these numbers from now on (the first day of the new system didn't go well), which means they'll be released around midday now. Metered market ratings only take measurements from 44 markets (56 previously) for households and 25 markets for adults 18-49, so they're best considered as a first draft on how programming performed rather than definitive. They had been useful for gauging live events since they measure programs instead of just time periods.

Live-plus-same-day: The ratings that get reported each day, first as "fast nationals" in the morning and then as final numbers in the afternoon. They include both live viewing from the previous night and delayed viewing until 3 a.m. local time. Fast nationals are generally pretty accurate for entertainment programs, with occasional small adjustments in the finals.

Live-plus-3: Same-day ratings with three additional days of DVR and on-demand viewing added in. The majority of delayed viewing that Nielsen measures happens in this timeframe, with most shows growing their audiences by a good amount.

Live-plus-7: The same as live-plus-3, extended to a full week. In the 2018-19 season, two dozen series at least doubled their 18-49 ratings after seven days.

C3 and C7 ratings: Arguably the most important ratings numbers that the public doesn't usually see. These ratings track the number of viewers who actually watch commercials — which is why Nielsen ratings exist in the first place — over three or seven days. They play a big role in setting rates for advertisers buying commercial time. The occasional glimpses at C3 and C7 ratings in recent years have suggested they're higher than same-day numbers but a good distance short of live-plus-3 and live-plus-7 numbers.

Live-plus-35: An even longer-tail measurement that takes into account viewing that happens up to five weeks after a show airs. It's not a huge piece of the viewing pie, but it's not tiny, either.

Multiplatform ratings: Things can get a bit fuzzy here, as multiplatform ratings can include streaming and digital viewing via a network's app or third-party service like Hulu, plus on-air replays. The digital audience is growing — some shows get more viewers there than from their on-air showings — but no company in the business willingly offers up definitive streaming or digital viewership. It's only included as part of a whole. (It is possible to subtract, say live-plus-7 ratings from a multiplatform total to get a rough estimate of how many people watch something via nontraditional platforms).

Furthermore, each network has its own way of calculating cross-platform viewing, and timeframes can get murky. HBO touted a massive audience of 44 million viewers for the final season of Game of Thrones, but that included up six weeks of streaming and replays of the season premiere, five weeks of episode two and so on.

Streaming ratings: Are not really a thing. Nielsen does measure the audience for streaming shows, but Netflix and other platforms have disputed the ratings service's numbers as they don't take into account viewing on other devices.

Netflix has reported some viewership figures in recent quarterly earnings reports, but they're not really analogous to Nielsen ratings. Netflix considers a piece of content as having been "viewed" when a member account watches at least 70 percent of one episode of a series or 70 percent of a feature film. It also counts subscribers around the world rather than just the domestic viewers that Nielsen measures. The numbers can be useful in comparing one Netflix show to another, but the service has thus far only publicly released highlights, not a full tally.

For live events that include a streaming option, networks or other providers will often cite an "average minute audience" for a live stream. That's the closest thing to Nielsen's average total viewers statistic.

Social ratings: Nielsen measures social engagement around TV shows, counting the number of posts about a given episode and the reach of the conversation. As with all ratings, higher is better, but heavy social conversation and high on-air ratings don't necessarily go hand in hand.

Third-party measurements: A number of companies measure things like out-of-home viewing or binge viewing, but they can rely on users to opt in to sharing data, which can lead to a less representative sample.

LinkCredit: Hollywood Reporter